Spring edition of Inquest Law magazine out now
11 April 2014
The latest edition of Inquest Law magazine has now been published and is available to subscribers.
Inquest Law 29 contains an indepth piece by Anna Edmundson, former Policy and Research Officer at INQUEST, and Charlotte Haworth Hird of Bindmans solicitors, discussing the process leading to the government's announcement that it is holding a review into the deaths of young people aged 18-24 in prison. Nancy Collins of Irwin Mitchell writes about the assessment of suicide and self harm in prison, and Gemma Vine of Lester Morrill solicitors discusses the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, both of which were implemented in 2013, on inquest practitioners seeking legal aid funding for families.
There is also a comprehensive legal update and a raft of casenotes covering deaths in prison, police and mental health detention.
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‘I was already working with INQUEST, which is the organisation who monitor deaths in custody, and at one AGM I told the audience that what happened to these people [killed in police custody like Chistopher Alder, Roger Sylvester and many others] could happen to any of us. And then a couple of years later, I was standing in front of them again but now it had happened to my cousin. So my family and me were now “users” of Inquest. It shows you that none of us are immune – here am I, Benjamin Zephaniah, patron of INQUEST and client of INQUEST at the same time.’
– Benjamin Zephaniah